Talk about a moving and emotional story! I'm still fortunate enough to have my mother with me; this book is just a heart breaker. I read this book in two sittings, captured by Lois' honesty and vulnerability and the sincerity of her desire to understand her mother as well as herself as her mother's daughter. Lois opens her heart and provides the reader a view inside the strong emotions accompanying her journey through her mothers bout with breast cancer.
It is hard to read the book without feeling her pain and traveling along with her on her journey to peace. Such a wonderful, candid record of the need for love between mother and daughter. Reading the book will help many, many daughters when their time comes to say good-bye. By having the courage to record her feelings and then artistically pull them together into The Last Violet, Lois has opened a door to the heart for all daughters. This book also brings us daughters reminders that we can't live our mother's lives for them. They must make the decision on whether to fight for their lives and continue living or withdrew from life altogether and consign themselves to die. Her understanding of herself and at her mother's decision not to fight her cancer makes us all realize how precious life is and why we must hold to it if our natures allowed us to.
Lois has offered a Mom of 3 Boys Follower the chance to win this beautiful book!! This giveaway is open to residents in US; 18+. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm before a forfeit is assumed. Giveaway is part of the MOTHERS DAY GIVEAWAY which runs May 1, 2012 - May 12, 2012 @ 11:59PM (EST).
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